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ovember? Really? This year has just flown by with so many activities, outings, meetings, socials and work of course! But now that winter is coming (sorry to say that) that means maybe I can slow down a little and take in MORE jigsaw puzzles… YAY!!! I managed to take in a second Arena to Trails Transition clinic with Dawn Ferster last month out at Darlene’s Timber Ridge Trails (as per photo). The clinics are so much fun and a (Photo by Dawn Ferster) great group of people. And we all know how good Darlene’s food is too! This issue has a bit of everything in it. Take a look-see at the story on Marvel (page 8) – amazing! Good luck to you Jennifer! If you have your 2020 event dates, do send them over by next deadline – happy to print. Let’s load that calendar and get people thinking and planning for the new year. Enjoy the fall colours and the crisp air and that wood stove heat!

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Monashee Equine College Update By Nancy Roman


was unable to attend their first meeting back in September in Vernon BC, where I understand the room was overloaded with very interested and curious individuals. I made a point of going to their second meeting, again in Vernon, in October, and was surprised at the lack of turnout. Mr. Malcom Lynn (President of the nonprofit Monashee Valley Agri Park Society overseeing this project) brought us up-to-date since the last meeting. The best location (out of five offered) is on Harris Indian Reserve (in Spallumcheen), not in the ALR, with 49.2 acres available including 30 acres of open area. The land is just off Otter Lake Cross Road behind the Tolko plant. The Society is now waiting on a ‘Letter of Intent’ from

the owner of the land. For start-up in the new year, there will be two certified courses offered, Veterinary Assistant and Farrier, with more courses and options to follow as the college continues with construction. Funding has not been confirmed or committed yet, as the land/location needs to be determined first. More was discussed and many questions were asked. There is interest I am sure, from many parties, but what they (the Society) need now is membership, volunteers and directors to get involved. There is talk of renaming it from ‘college’ to … what? That is where the membership comes in. If you are interested, feel free to contact Mr. Lynn at 250-938-8997 (sorry, no email).

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An ATHLETE is the horse that has lots of life and stamina, is fit, and enjoys moving. A COUCH POTATO is unfit, probably overweight, if it was asked to move fast it might just pull a muscle. Probably hasn’t moved quickly for any reason for years. Everything is done at a snail’s pace.

By Glenn Stewart

What is Your Horse Pet, Partner, Couch Potato or Athlete?


et me explain. This is a diagram I sometimes use at clinics. A REACTIVE horse is one that is scared and worried about its surroundings or people or one person in particular. They are unconfident about our requests or the way we ask. Their movements are usually quick and they do more or go faster than asked. A RESPONSIVE horse is one that responds to our requests not more or less than we’ve asked. NONRESPONSIVE is a horse that doesn’t respond or react, very dull and unmotivated. You would like to do something but they are busy eating grass or smelling poop. A PET is like the dog that blocks the door when you try to come or go, or when you call them it appears like they didn’t hear so you yell louder but he still keeps chasing the horses or barking all night. He might come if there is the promise of food but not if he has ate recently. A PARTNER is like the dog that tears off the deck after some deer in the yard and when you call “quietly,” he slides to a stop and comes running back. When you are riding on your horse and your dog is laying patiently in the corral waiting for you to be finished and as you ride by you again “quietly” say their name and point to the outside of the corral. They jump up wag their tail and lay down right where you pointed. 6 • november 2019


Now for interest sake, choose the two you think would be the least desirable qualities to have in a horse. Then, pick any of the two qualities that you would most desire. Finally, pick the two that best describe what you have with your horse now. Once you have picked the combination that best suits your situation, circle whether it is nonresponsive, responsive, or reactive. The combination of two qualities I would least want in a horse is a pet/athlete. The reason is, I then would be riding a horse that wants to move his feet and I would have no say in where they are going. He does what he wants, when he wants, and I would be like a frog on a rocket. At least with a couch potato/pet we would be going slowly where they wanted to go or just standing still. The two that I would most desire is an athlete/partner. Now, I can do and go where I want as fast or slow as I want and I’m on a horse that is able and willing to do it. Which in short, would also be a responsive horse. For some people they only want a couch potato/ partner. So he does what they want just slowly with no chance of there being a mix-up and suddenly receiving unintentional speed or quickness. The good and bad news is a person can take any horse and turn them into a couch potato, pet, partner, responsive, reactive or nonresponsive. All horses are born fairly athletic, some much more than others, but if kept fit and healthy most are capable of more than enough for most situations. When you play with your horse what are you trying to create? What are you working towards? The horse or horses we have at the moment do not need to stay the way they are unless we like the behaviours they have. They can always become more and improve with the right kind of help. There are three things we can look at and question how these behaviours or traits in ourselves might affect what kind of horse we create. If we were to draw three lines on a paper, parallel to each other and equally spaced and call the first line “passive,” the middle line “assertive,” and the last line “aggressive.”

Somewhere on this graph our personality fits. What experience has shown to date is that the closer I can stay to assertive with my horses, the better our relationship is, and the closer to having a partner I will get. The more passive we are towards our horses the more they act like pets and sooner or later become nonresponsive for us, do what they want, when and how they want, depending on whether they are athletes or couch potatoes. If from the horse’s perspective we are aggressive, meaning that we get mean or mad then we will get nervous horses. They won’t

be a partner because they are too busy worrying about their selfpreservation, which causes brace and reactiveness. When phases are not used, coupled with a poor attitude and pressure that is higher than required or longer than necessary, that would be considered aggressive by the horse. There is some confusion about what assertive might or could look like. Being assertive means having an attitude of fairness; it has no room for anger or being a doormat. Sometimes being assertive means we may have to bring our life or energy up, a lot, to match that of the horse’s. Some people are uncomfortable bringing up their life, and if they do, their emotions come up as well. The emotions need to be left out of it. Separate life or energy from emotions, as they are two different things. We have to lead and not give the role of leadership to the horse. We need to make the decisions and the horse will gain great respect and confidence from your leadership. It removes confusion and arguments between the human and horse. Having said all this, being assertive is great but we can never forget about the amount of feel, timing and understanding we have, which plays equally as much to the outcome we have with our horses. If our feel, timing or understanding in any given situation is off, our horse very easily could perceive us as something other than what we wanted. Focus and the ability to stick to the job at hand cannot be overlooked as well. If we didn’t have the focus to stick with it until there was improvement in some small way, the horse does not understand what it was all about or that we were even looking for a change. Then the next time out, the horse thinks: “Here we go again, we are going to do stuff and finally they will put me away.” They zone out and wait for their shift to be over, instead of trying to figure out what it is you are looking for. A person can teach their horse to be present and learning or just enduring another session or ride. Horses can only be as good as the handler. Frustration when working with a horse on occasion is inevitable, but we can work on ourselves and keep the frustrating sessions fewer and farther between. How we handle the frustration is what is the most important. Keep it fun, and after each session ask yourself from the horse’s perspective “How did I do?” Have fun, and enjoy the time you spend with horses. Glenn Stewart Congratulations to Glenn the recent winner of the Heart of the Horse – Colt Starting Competition. Glenn has a complete horsemanship program and offers year-round educational opportunities at his facility near Fort St. John BC. He is available to travel for clinics, demonstrations, events and corporate leadership. Long-term study and professional programs are also available. The Horse Ranch is NOW accepting deposits for colt starting/horse development and Front Row Seating. (See his listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)

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One-eyed Horse sold for $1 makes it to 1st Place “Marvel” is a big bay horse with one working eye and a checkered past. The 12-year-old 17.2-hand Hanoverian was bred on Vancouver Island and changed hands a number of times before ending up in the care of his current owner and rider, Jennifer Barnes van Elk of Cobble Hill BC.


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bought him for a dollar,” says Jennifer, “and his records show that this wasn’t the first time he’d been sold for that price.” Your typical $1 horse sale is an older or injured horse that is being rehomed for retirement. In Marvel’s case, the reason for his price tag was mostly behavioural. While only having one eye certainly impacts an equine’s value (especially in the world of show horses), many one-eyed steeds have gone onto long, successful careers in a variety of disciplines, from racing to show jumping. Marvel’s half-blindness, however, was coupled with extreme reactivity that made the big horse unmanageable at times. His reputation had earned him a label as a dangerous horse and this kind of label can be a death sentence – especially for older equines. Because of his safety issues, Jennifer completely re-started Marvel at 10 years old; handling the adult horse like one would a young colt. She reintroduced everything from tying to long-lining and set up elaborate obstacle courses to develop confidence and trust. In the summer of 2018, after 6 months of groundwork, it was time to get back in the saddle. While the arena work was quick to develop, travelling to new locations (an essential life skill for most horses, especially competition horses) continued to pose a challenge.


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Jennifer explains that “since I knew it was going to be just him and me on the road most of the time, I needed him to load consistently and travel safely when I was travelling alone to new places. It took thousands of baby steps to get him there since trailers were one of his biggest triggers and new surroundings make him very anxious.” Eventually Marvel gained the confidence to ride out alone on the trails and make small road trips in the trailer. With the help of a number of local coaches, Marvel’s training began in earnest. Progress continued, and in the spring of 2019, the pair entered their first horse show. Despite considerable equine stage fright, Marvel managed to bring home a first place ribbon. Since that show, Marvel has competed in two other local horse shows, each time in classes of escalating difficulty, and each time winning or placing in the top 3. Jennifer hopes to move onto recognized competitions next season, with her sights set on showing higher level dressage. “At this point, we’re working on lots of exposure and socialization,” explains Jennifer. “Essentially I’m acclimatizing him to all the new locations and experiences I can, just like you would with a young horse.” “At competitions, the warm up ring is Marvel’s biggest challenge because he’s still quite distracted by and anxious about all the other horses. However, once that bell goes and it’s his solo time in the

arena, he knows his job and that relaxes him. When he gets down to work, he’s pretty spectacular.” Marvel, a.k.a. “Hold My Beer,” is a powerful, impressive horse that commands attention – fortunately, these days, for more of the right reasons. “He has all the makings of an upper level horse and holds his own against the high value horses in the crowd,” says Ghislaine (Jess) Fraser, Jennifer’s dressage coach. “All his quirkiness just comes out as sparkle in the competition ring.” “The irony of the whole situation is that had it not been for his setbacks, I would have never had a chance to ride, compete on, let alone own a horse as talented as this,” says Jennifer. “I could never afford a horse of this calibre had I not taken a chance on this one from the ‘bang and dent’ bin!” “He’s a challenge, but he is my opportunity of a lifetime! I’m doing what I have to do to make it work. I still drive my old $1,100 car. All of our stuff is budget or second hand. We park at the back of events so no one will judge us by my rusty rig. The one thing I won’t compromise on is his care – that’s where all my money goes.” Jennifer hopes to seek sponsorship as the pair develops and works towards competition at the higher levels. “I think we’d be a good fit for an optometrist or a brewery,” jokes Jennifer, “or anyone who loves a long shot and wants to be a part of his comeback story.”

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Making the Most of It! By Christa Miremadi

With yet another training season coming to an end, and the last few equine stragglers finishing out their final few days of “summer camp” at the Rock’n Star Ranch and getting ready to load up and head home for the winter, my husband Pinto and I look back and reflect on the last few months and what we’ve learned.

My young gelding getting exposure to cattle. Just one of the many exposure opportunities we are lucky to have, right outside the gate.


ending your horse away for training is expensive and for most folks, it’s money that’s not always easy to come by so for that reason, we’d like to share a few tips that should help you make the most of this investment. Over the past few months we’ve had a number of horses in for training. Some were already started and had hit a road block along the way, needing the confident, skilled handling of an experienced horse person to help them navigate their insecurities. Some were older, out of shape horses who’d been off work for some years and just needed a bit of a tune-up and a good, consistent conditioning program in order to

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Pinto working with one of our 2019 summer training projects. This QH gelding was with us for around 60 days and Pinto gave him his first rides under saddle.

get back into riding shape for the coming season. The rest, were mature “green” horses who’d not yet learned to carry a saddle or rider, brought to us to learn these skills. It was with these horses especially that we discovered a very interesting fact. Although each of these horses were individuals and faced their own challenges with what they were with us to learn, they were all either limited or supported by the same thing - the physical condition in which they arrived. With an already limited amount of time to achieve big goals and with the emotional and physical challenges that are both unavoidable and significant when starting youngsters, we realized that there was a lot that the owners of these horses could have done ahead of time that would have made our time (and their money) far more productive. Of course, there are always exceptions. In some cases, the root of an issue that’s caused an owner to seek help from a trainer in the first place is a physical condition that they may be completely unaware of. For example, we’ve had a “hard to halter” horse who was suffering from a tooth infection, a QH horse gelding who didn’t want to turn one way, who had a “wave” mouth and required special dental attention to regain his mobility, and more than a few “spooky,” reactive horses who, as it turned out, were dealing with the constant, nagging discomfort of gastric ulcers. In all of these cases, the owners weren’t aware that the cause of their horse’s challenges were physical until we began to investigate. The physical challenges became the focus of the training and the challenges began to dissolve along with the physical issues as soon as they were addressed. These types of challenges may not be as easily detected and might require the expertise and experience of a trainer but there were plenty of physical limitations that slowed things down considerably that could have been addressed before sending a horse away. If you’re thinking about spring training for your horse, what we’d like to share with you is that in order to make the most of your investment (especially if you’re hoping to have a young horse started, further an inexperienced horse’s experiences, or begin working towards a more specialized path with your horse), it’s important that your horse

The first ride with an 8-year-old recently gelded x-stallion who was looking to begin a new career as an endurance horse. He was fit, healthy and mature, making it easy for him to meet the demands of training. Photo by our working student Merly. be physically ready to go to work. I don’t mean your horse has to be a pro athlete or fit enough the run the Tevis Cup, I just mean that if you’re looking for a trainer to put your horse to work right away, there are a few simple guidelines that will set everyone up for success: * Physically mature enough for weight bearing demands. * Sound enough to do any gait (barefoot or shod, however you send them) on the surface you’re expecting them to be ridden on. * “Fleshed up” enough to comfortably wear a saddle (and with enough weight to spare a few pounds while adjusting to a more demanding lifestyle). * Up to date on all worming, hoof care, dentistry and other basic equine health care needs. If you’re not able to check off each of the suggestions above, be prepared to invest in a few extra months of time with your trainer in order to give them time to prepare your horse for you. Pinto and I enjoy all types of training projects, from starting, to refinement and everything in between. Troubleshooting, confidence building (in and outside the arena), rehab, trail exposure, and specialization (like Mountain Trail, Working Equitation or working with cattle) all have their own stimulating challenges and rewards. The passion we each feel for the work we do definitely helps us provide the best possible experience and outcome to both the horses we work with and their owners, and the thing we find most often interferes with our ability to do our job is the physical condition the horses we were hired to work with are in when they arrive. The horses who are in shape and are ready to go to work - fit, healthy and sound, always make the most progress. The horses who arrive underweight, overweight or seriously lacking in muscle mass, stamina

or on hooves that aren’t healthy enough to stand up to working, don’t always make a lot of progress without adding a month or two of rehab to their stay and in some cases they even have to be sent back home to grow, lose weight, gain weight or heal up in one way or another before the real work can begin. This is frustrating for everyone and wastes everyone’s time and money. Expecting a horse to go to work and take on physical tasks, more challenging than they’ve performed before, going above and beyond what nature intended for a horse to do without the appropriate preparation, is unreasonable and unfair to the trainer but it’s even more unfair to the horse. As we wrap up our 2019 training season and we begin to take bookings for next spring, we discuss physical fitness requirements, hoof health care programs, dentistry and other health care needs as well as talking about training expectations and goals. Having these conversations in advance helps us all to achieve the desired goals, making the most of the 30-90+ days we may have and makes the time with the trainer much more efficient, not to mention more enjoyable for everyone. If you’re hoping to send your horse to a trainer next spring, take your time researching your options. Choose someone who believes in the same philosophies you do and who has experience working with horses like yours and towards the goals you have. Discuss your desires, your concerns and your options with the trainer and find out what you can do to maximize the time you’re prepared to invest in your horse come spring. Christa Miremadi has over 30 years of experience working with horses. From guiding trail rides to starting colts, she’s dedicated her life to developing her horsemanship skills. Christa and her husband, Pinto Miremadi, recently left their home and jobs of the past 18 years at Silver Star Stables in Langley BC to realize their dreams of owning their own ranch. They now own and manage The Rock’n Star in Pritchard BC where they offer boarding, lessons and clinics: building relationships, strengthening partnerships and developing confidence for horses and humans through compassionate communication and by sharing the horse’s point of view. (See their listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)



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2019 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Yearling Sale Review

By Lindsay Ward,

$48,000 was the TOP PRICE paid for a yearling during the annual Alberta Thoroughbred Sale on September 13 at Westerner Park in Red Deer AB.


ne hundred and eleven quality yearlings were on offer with 67 selling for total gross sales of $451,300. The top five highest priced yearlings were all Alberta bred yearlings. The high seller was Hip #66, an Alberta bred Oxbow colt out of Samara Street, consigned by Highfield Investment Group, Inc. and sold to 1140021 Alberta Ltd. Oxbow is by Canadian Hall of Fame racehorse and elite sire, Awesome Again. Oxbow is a Grade One winner of the Preakness Stakes and has progeny with over $3 million in earnings to date. Samara Street ($155,220) is a stakes placed daughter of Street Cry (IRE) who has produced the stakes placed Choteau ($99,450). The second highest selling yearling was Hip #62, a Cape Canaveral gelding, consigned by Highfield Investment Group and purchased by Greg Tracy, Agent for $30,000. This yearling is out of the Deputy Minister mare, Renaissance Woman, who produced the successful Alberta runner, Alywyn ($261,194). Third was Hip #45, a Hip #62 at $30,000 Commissioner colt out of the stakes placed Next Big Nothin’ by Forest Wildcat that sold for $26,000. This colt was consigned by Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds and purchased by True North Stable. Hip #11, a Giant Gizmo filly consigned by Highfield Investment Group sold for $25,000 to Greg Tracy, Agent and brought the fourth highest price in the sale. This Hip #45 at $26,000 filly is out of the stakes winning Golden Made ($372,225), a dam who has produced 10 winners including the well-known Alberta runners, Tell Me Lies ($273,650), Centrefire ($145,777) and Golden Cup ($48,920). Rounding out the top five high sellers was Hip #30, a Mank colt out of the stakes winning mare Lil Missknowitall ($142,568) by Kafwain. This yearling was consigned by Starline Thoroughbreds and purchased by Don & Sue Danard for $21,000. Highfield Investment Group was the leading consignor by gross sales with seven yearlings selling for a gross total of $143,200. Three of the top five highest priced yearlings in the sale came from the Highfield Investment Group consignment. The leading purchaser by gross sales was Greg Tracy, Agent who purchased four yearlings for a total amount of $78,000. This group 12 • november 2019


included a Giant Gizmo, an Exhi and two Cape Canaveral yearlings. The total gross sales for the yearling portion of the sale totalled $451,300 with an average of $6,736 and a median of $2,700. The 2019 sales average declined 31% from the 2018 average of $9,658 while the median amount declined 34% from the 2018 median of $4,100. As CTHS Alberta Manager, Jean Kruse, commented, “It was a buyer’s sale.” Consignors faced a challenging market but purchasers had exceptional opportunities to find affordable yearlings from a quality offering that Alberta breeders have worked hard to produce. Purchasers and owners of Alberta bred yearlings have the opportunity to participate in the Thoroughbred Breed Improvement Program which in 2019 offered over $950,000 to owners of horses foaled in Alberta. Owners of horses of all ages foaled in Alberta placing win, place and show in all sanctioned races in Alberta having a minimum $8,000 claiming price will be paid a bonus amount of 23%. The CTHS anticipates that; • Overnight and stakes purses will remain the same in 2020 as they were in 2019. More importantly we expect tangible growth in our Purse Pools in 2021. • The Breed Improvement Pool will remain the same in 2020 as it was in 2019 offering a minimum 23% bonus to Owners of Alberta Breeds and a minimum 25% bonus to the Breeders of Alberta Breds placing win, place and show in all sanctioned races in Alberta having a minimum $8,000 claiming price. • Alberta will offer a similar number of “A” Track race dates in 2020 versus 2019. In addition, a new CTHS Canadian Sales Stakes Series with annual purses totaling over $1 million has recently been implemented across Canada. This program is open to all Canadian-Bred yearling graduates of CTHS Provincial Sales that have met the eligibility requirements within their respective provinces. The program is intended to truly celebrate the Canadian-Bred and provide increased incentives for buyers to attend and buy at all the Canadian sales. In addition, it is anticipated that the series should increase prices at future Canadian sales which will be beneficial for all consignors. Alberta is now home to two beautiful ‘A’ Thoroughbred tracks, the one mile Century Mile in Nisku on the outskirts of Edmonton and Century Downs in Balzac on the outskirts of Calgary, offering the promise of exciting live Thoroughbred racing for years to come. These tracks and stakes series offer CTHS yearling sale purchasers many opportunities to become involved in the industry and race their prospects. Thank you to all the consignors and purchasers who participated in the CTHS Alberta yearling sale for their continued support of the industry and best of luck with your future racing plans. For full sale results, visit the CTHS Alberta website at

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he twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations went off with a bang! The Canadian Warmblood Fall Classic Breeders Sale took place October 4-5 at Westerner Park in Red Deer AB. With over 3,000 people watching online at the peak, social media

was buzzing and the tables and stands were packed. Thirty-one horses sold for an average price of $12,169 up from 2018 by about $2,000. Total sales were up $90K from last year with another 4 horses sold. Successful bids came from Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, BCand Montana.

THE TOP 10 SELLERS Lot Name of Horse Destination Sale Price Bentley AB $28,000 42 DIASANDRO 12 NOBODY'S FOOL Calgary AB $19,500 $19,000 31 O'STAR DE CHACOON Calgary AB 26 UNI PRIX Navan ON $19,000 41 ENIGMA KVS Foothills AB $18,000 Nanaimo BC $18,000 33 SHANDRA HIT 9 O'DEALIO Langley BC $16,500 30 NOCHE CALIENTE Billings, MT $15,750 44 LE CHARMIER Airdrie AB $15,000 27 ULTRA POPPY VF Lacombe County AB $14,750 (For complete results visit

TOTAL GROSS SALES (not incl. GST): $377,250.00 Overall Average Sales Price: $12,169.35 Broodmare Avg Sales Price: $5,800.00 Mare and Foal Pkg Avg Sales Price: Young Prospect Avg Sales Price: $11,794.44 Two Year Old Avg Sales Price: $8,812.50 Prospect Under Saddle Avg Sales Price: $13,062.50 Performance Avg Sales Price: $16,875.00

Highest Sales Price: $28,000.00 Lowest Sales Price: $5,000.00 Number of Horses Consigned and Catalogued: 44 Number of Horses Withdrawn: 4 Number of Horses Offered at Sale: 40 Number of Horses Not Sold: 9 Total Number of Horses Sold: 31 Number of Horse Sold outside Province: 6 Number of Horses Sold outside Country: 1 Number of Horses Sold - $3,000 to $4,999: 0 Number of Horses Sold - $5,000 to $9,999: 13 Number of Horses Sold - $10,000 and over: 18

Young Prospect - O'Star De Chacoon $19,000

Prospect Under Saddle - Nobody’s Fool $19,500

Prospect Under Saddle - Uni Prix $19,000

Top Seller Performance Horse - Diasandro $28,000 november 2019


Simple Circle Combination Exercise that Moves up the Levels with You!

By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz

Looking for an exercise that will put together many movements smoothly? Try this versatile combination that you can adjust for any level of horse and rider.


hroughout this exercise you can adjust the maneuvers as necessary to prevent the horse anticipating what comes next. Begin at A and ride a 20-metre circle at a working jog on the left rein. Complete the circle, ride forward a couple of strides before beginning through the corner and continue halfway down the long side. At B ride a 10-metre half circle to the left. At the completion of the circle ride a line back to the long side. Just before getting back to the wall change bend, ride through the corner and at A ride a 20-metre circle to the right. Complete the circle, ride forward a couple of strides then through the corner and continue halfway down the long side. At E ride a half circle to the right, then ride a line back to the wall. 20-metre circle - looking ahead three to four strides, the rider turns her body onto the line of the circle, using her inside leg to maintain the bend. Feel the swing of the horse’s barrel. As the barrel swings out press with the inside leg. The inside rein maintains the bend and the outside rein supports, preventing the horse from overbending in, or with pressure on the shoulder prevents the horse from drifting out. 10-metre half circle - the rider’s body will rotate more on the smaller circle. If the horse drifts out use the outside rein against the neck and

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outside leg pressure to turn the horse. The inside leg keeps the horse bending and prevents the horse from falling into the circle. Using pylons or markers for the circles will help both the rider and the horse maintain the size and shape of the circle. Corners - in lower levels the corners can be ridden as part of a 10-metre circle. Turn onto the line of the corner, bending the horse around the inside leg. Feel as though you can push the horse from the inside leg into the outside supporting rein. Variations: Introductory Level: Add walk transitions in the last quarter of the 20-metre circle. At the corner transition to the working jog, and/or walk the 10-metre half circles. Basic Level: 1) Transition to the lope in first quarter of the 20-metre circle, in the last quarter transition to the working jog. 2) Transition to the lope in the corner before the 20-metre circle, lope the circle, then transition back to the jog in the next corner. Level 1: 1) In the jog ride down the length of the long side, ride a 10-metre half circle, change the horse’s bend and then leg yield back to the wall. 2) Lengthen the jog down the long side, then back to working jog before the half circle. 3) Begin lope through the corner. Develop lengthen lope in first quarter of the circle. Develop working lope in the last quarter of the circle. Bring your horse back to working jog in the next corner. Level 2 and up: 1) After the corner perform a shoulder-in down the long side, or after getting back to the wall from the half circle do a shoulderin the remainder of the long side. 2) Repeat above but with haunches in. 3) After the half circle half-pass back to the long side.

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There are many combinations that can be mixed and matched to create variety in this exercise. Take your time and move through each element when you and your horse are ready. To view a video of the exercise and the variations check out the YouTube link: https://www. (Circle Combination Exercise). Video Link: Lisa Wieben riding Reno (Itsa Rio Snazzy Zip). Video by Gary Wieben. (Black horse pics: Jacklyn Hegberg riding Maverick. Photos by Lisa Wieben) (Bay horse pic: Lisa Wieben riding Reno. Photo by Gary Wieben)

Riding a diagonal line back to the wall from the half circle - rider should have her heels lower to be more effective with her lower leg

Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Equine Canada Competition Coach, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Trainer, and Essential Somatic Clinical Practitioner, and Certified in Eden Energy Medicine. Her passion is working with riders of all ages who experience pain, tightness, and loss of flexibility to gain balance and greater freedom of movement. She is located in Mountain View County AB. Somatic Rider Clinics available which combine Somatics both dismounted and mounted as well as dressage principles. Working with both the rider’s body awareness and the horse’s suppleness and flexibility combines to create a flowing partnership. As an Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified trainer and coach, Birgit Stutz helps riders of all levels and backgrounds advance their horsemanship skills by developing personal and situational awareness, focusing on in-depth understanding of equine behaviour, body language, psychology and biomechanics. Driven by her passion for both equine welfare and performance, Birgit believes that facilitating effective communication between horse and rider is an approach that fulfills our responsibilities to the horse and elicits great results. (See their listings in our Business Services section under TRAINERS) Leg yielding back to the wall from the 10m half circle

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The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association’s National Conference is happening in 2020 in Olds, Alberta!


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Are you interested in pursuing the calling of therapeutic equine-assisted activities?

e are bringing together CanTRA experts from a diversity of fields from across the country to meet together at Olds College on May 29-31, 2020. Professionals outstanding in the areas of Physiotherapy, Hippotherapy, Biomechanics, Para-Dressage, Equine-Facilitated Wellness, Instructor Certification, and Program Management will offer valuable tools to provide excellence in a challenging field. Pippa Hodge - ‘Training the eye of the Instructor’- lecture and demonstration. Teg Harper - ‘Enhancing the Position’ Biomechanics for the complex needs body to enhance the longevity of the therapeutic horse. Jane James - ‘Leading the Transition from Recreational Riding to Para-Sport’ Tricia Mellor and Katlyn Wildfang - ‘Examining the theoretical foundations of Equine-Facilitated Wellness (EFW)’ Best practices for Mounting and Dismounting - Facilitated by CanTRA Examiners using both English and Western saddles, mounting blocks/ platforms, and ramps. Panel Discussions - Focused on Board/Program management, Fundraising, and Adaptations for specific disabilities.

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Canadian Hans Hansma inducted into AQHA Hall of Fame Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the American Quarter Horse Association. Those chosen for induction are recognized for their lifetime of accomplishments and service.


o one is more deserving of this honour than the late Hans Hansma of Alberta, Canada. Hans was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame on March 10, 2019. Hansma was a legendary American Quarter Horse breeder who helped found the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta and promoted American Quarter Horses in Europe. He was a founding director of the Alberta Stakes and Futurities Association, which became the Canadian Supreme, the largest western performance event in Canada for many years. Hans was also a founding director of the Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association and the Junior Quarter Horse Association of Alberta. He has been inducted into the Canadian Supreme Hall of Fame. In 2002, Hansma was posthumously honored with a distinguished service award from The Horse Industry Association of Alberta. Hans had an Equi-Stat record of roughly $169,000 as a breeder and about $20,000 as an owner; however, many of his accomplishments in horse breeding and ownership pre-date Equi-Stat records. Born February 21, 1917, Hans grew up with an instinctive relationship with horses stemming from his childhood in Friesland, Netherlands. After WWII Hans and his wife, Henny, emigrated from Holland to Canada and built a 2,000 acre farming operation - Bar H5 Cutbank Farms - near Granum, Alberta where they raised five sons.

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Hans and Henny Hansma (family photo)

Hans' son, Paul, recalled his father getting into horse breeding after his children were born. Hansma bought his first American Quarter Horse, Lucky Five, in 1963. Since then he owned or was in partnership on many top American Quarter Horses, such as Doc's Jack Frost, Super Holiday, Super Joe, Lightning War, Doc O Dude, Heza Quincy Dan and Peps Mr Doc. It is estimated that Hans individually or in partnership bred more than 2,000 quarter horses. Hans Hansma can be described as "a horseman with an eye for a good horse and an emphasis on soundness." Hans died June 2, 1996, but his legacy lives on in his five sons. Three of Hansma's sons, Winston, Paul and Gerry, are National Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame Riders. Winston Hansma, residing in Weatherford, Texas, is the earner of over $2.3 million and Paul Hansma, residing in Fort Worth, Texas, is the earner of more than $6 million. Both are also NCHA Futurity and Derby Open Champions. Gerry who still calls Granum, Alberta home, is the earner of over $1.3 million and is also a Canadian Supreme and Calgary Stampede champion. Paul Hansma bred 1994 NCHA Open Horse of the Year Hicapoo $446,712, who was out of Super Poo, a Hans Hansma familyowned mare.

Hans believed that a person should always "be willing to lend a helping hand." It was this conviction coupled with his strong work ethic, honesty, integrity and unselfish passion for the breed that resulted in him leaving a remarkable legacy to the American Quarter Horse industry, particularly in Canada, Europe and Australia. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes, at home and abroad, to promote the American Quarter Horse and to develop organizations and events designed to advance the breed. Hats off to Hans Hansma, an incredible Canadian! november 2019


Best Walking Plough – Dennis Ryan

Best Sulky Plough – Joyce Marchant

Annual Ploughing Match


Best Going Team – Mahina Rose

By Nancy Roman

he 43rd Annual Ploughing Match took place during Fieldstone Organics’ “Spallumcheen Farm & Food Festival” on Sunday, September 29th north of Armstrong. For the Festival, many local vendors were displaying their wares and offering free samples of products.

Horse teams from all over the interior came out to strut their stuff. Results of the Ploughing Match are with the photos.

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St e llar F oal Sh ow By Bruce A. Roy, | Photos courtesy of Fay Campbell


he record entry trotted forth Saturday, September 29 at the Alberta Foal Show, held at Ponoka, and was dominated by the Percheron and Clydesdale fillies. Breeders

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reported a number of sales before returning home. The Supreme Champion Foal was the Champion Percheron, Newton's Faith, bred by Bill & Linda Newton of Dawson Creek BC. A big, upstanding filly, with a beautiful turn to her top, she stands on well-designed underpinning, that is ever so correct. This facilitated her added action when moving. A daughter of RyanDay Flash's Jordan, a Percheron stallion owned by The Five Pack, she captured the eye of well-known horsemen gathered ringside. Before she returned home, the Newtons received several out of province phone calls from potential buyers, who asked if Newton's Faith could be bought. Castlerock Khaleesi, the Champion Clydesdale, also captured spectator interest. Perfectly marked, the underlining on this dark brown filly is well-furnished with hair, fine as silk. She topped the impressive entry of Clydesdale foals for Tim & Carla Veenstra of Winnfield AB, who sold her to Allan & Wes Gordeyko, Willow Way Clydesdales of Ohaton AB, when she left the show ring. Castlerock Khaleesi is sired by Thorpe Hill Bomber, a Clydesdale stallion bred in Northern Ireland that Frank Pfannenstiel of Powell, Wyoming, imported from England.

This year the Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron and Shire foals shown were judged by Jason Gregg of Cargill ON. A fourth generation Clydesdale breeder, his placings won favour with the cosmopolitan crowd that was in attendance.

Newton's Faith, the Champion Percheron Foal

Castlerock Khaleesi, the Champion Clydesdale Foal

Double H Gypsy Cob & Drum Horse Show Report By Julie Hett | Photos courtesy of SilverRose Photography


his was the first TGCA affiliated Double H Show and I'm happy to say that it was a huge success! It was held at the fairgrounds in Armstrong BC on September 27-29 and included a driving clinic with the amazing Ellen Hockley. Our TGCA judges were Cora Hohenberg and Nancy Brown. There were classes for everyone, from halter, english and western ridden, jumping, obstacles in-hand and ridden, long line and driven. Saturday evening there was a chili dinner supplied for everyone compliments of Kathy Williams of Pinnacle Gypsy Cobs. A full formal awards presentation followed dinner for High Point and Supreme of Show sponsored by the TGCA Traditional Gypsy Cob Association (UK) and IDHA International Drum horse Association, and a special Vincent's Gypsy Gelding Spotlight Award supplied by Kay Peterson. Also presented were two original paintings by DJ Arie; one for High Point Gypsy and the other was a raffle won by Mike


Jenkins, our announcer. Sunday boasted some really crowdpleasing classes, including costume, gala pageantry, Concours D elegance and jog in the park. The exhibitors looked absolutely stunning in their turnouts. The Vincent's Gypsy Gelding Spotlight award was won by Cathy Huber of Silverwood Stables, with Wild Rose Victor, who was also our High Point winner of the show. High Point Drum horse, sponsored by IDHA, was Spencefarms Apache owned by Darcy Hawes. Supreme Drum horse was Black Orchid Guardian, owned and handled by Nancy Graham. Supreme Gypsy mare was CGH Bella, proudly owned by Allison Hymers of Harlequin Gypsies. For full show results, please visit our website at or our Facebook page, Double H BC Gypsy Horse Show. I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers; without you our show would not have been near as successful.




CUTLINES: 1) Keelly Gordon and Sam of Custom Chrome. Photo by Nancy Roman. 2) Costume class winner John Kolar 3) High Point Drum Horse 4) Keanu of Pinnacle Gypsy Cobs 5) Vincent’s Gypsy Gelding Spotlight Award 6) Leadline winnder Hannah Hett 7) Supreme Drum Horse 8) Supreme Gypsy Mare 9) Catlyn Marshall riding Wild Rose Victor 10) Erik Sdoutz and Fergus of Kintyre


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TOP DOG! The Life of a Puppy - Author Unknown (Courtesy of internet) This morning, I woke up and kissed my dad's head. I peed on the carpet, then went back to bed. The life of a puppy, oh my, this is great. Then I thought about breakfast, I hope it's not late.

That didn't last long, there was too much to do. Can't quite remember where I hid Daddy's shoe. I found an old bone, and scratched at a flea I watched the dumb squirrels as they jumped in a tree. I barked at the kids, when they got off the bus. I can't figure out why this makes Mama fuss. I barked at the neighbour, I barked at the wind. I barked and barked, till Mom yelled, "COME IN." The sun dipped in the west, soon Daddy would come! I sure love my daddy, we always have fun. I barked at my daddy, then turned on my charms. I woo-wooed, "Hello" then jumped in his arms.

Mom took me outside, we walked for a while. This never fails to make Mama smile. I sniffed of everything, that we did pass. I ate something weird - it gave me gas. I'm sure God loves me, I know that is true. He gave me so many great things to chew. Rugs, plants or rocks, I really don't care. What I truly like best, is Dad's underwear. That obedience book, was sort of yummy. Though it didn't sit well on my poor puppy tummy. I threw up a bit, but that was all right, When Mom found it later, I was well out of sight. I made streamers of T.P. while running at full speed. Mom is pretty quick... but I was still in the lead. I flew under the bed, and Mom flew past, She stopped, shook her head and breathed, "You're too fast."

Mama later phoned Daddy and said, "It was frightening!" That afternoon, she was sure I'd pooped lightning. She'd sat at the computer, while I chewed the cord, She thought I was mad, but I was just bored. When Mama had enough, couldn't take anymore, That's when my tushy got shoved out the door. I love it inside, but outside is best. I laid in the cool grass, and had a good rest.

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Sitting under the table, it's sooo hard to wait. Daddy slipped me a goodie right off his plate. I raced through the house and scattered my toys, Ricocheted off the furniture and made lots of noise. Mom found her purse... the one I abused. Daddy let loose a chuckle. Mom asked "Amused??" I cowered down low, I must be in trouble. Dad said, "Wasn't MY boy, it must be his double!" Mom turned off the TV, and said "Time for bed." Dad said "Let's go boy" and patted my head. I got in my spot, between Mom and Dad. I thought 'bout my day and what fun I had. Mama kicked out my bone from the covers below, Then let loose a sigh, a sigh deep and low. She gave me a kiss, and snuggled me tight, And whispered so softly, 'My darling goodnight'.

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hank you to all that attended this year! 2019 marks the third year of Horse Council BC’s Community Talks Traveling Road Show. The Community Talks Traveling Road Show has traveled around the province, providing communities with a day of equine education with esteemed industry experts who have spoken on equine nutrition, worming and vaccine protocol, obesity in horses, emergency first aid, fire safety and disaster preparedness. We love being able to bring a day of education to communities across the province and getting to meet you all.

Nelson crowd listening to the colic presentation

We were very happy to receive these rave reviews: “Thank you, Horse Council BC, for providing us with such a highquality program. Please continue doing them.” “So well done, I highly recommend attending the Community Talks Road Show if it comes to your area. Thank you.” To date, the Community Talks Traveling Road Show has visited Kamloops, Creston, Courtenay, Prince George, 108 Mile House, Kelowna, Langley, Victoria, Nelson, Smithers and Quesnel. It really does take a village and we are so grateful to Otter Co-Op, Zoetis Inc., Western College of Veterinary Medicine, AgSafe, Science Pure Nutraceuticals, and Canadian Horse Journals Magazine. For more information on the Community Talks Travelling Road Show visit:

Smithers Speakers & Regional Director, Christine Hassell

Exciting News for 2020 The BC Equine Education Summit is returning to Abbotsford at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre from April 24-26th. Once again we will be bringing you top internationally recognized professionals presenting the latest findings in equine health, welfare and training. Save the date and we hope to see you there! Ticket information and speaker list coming very soon.

Senior Program Director & Manager of Agriculture & Industry, Kelly Coughlin & Dr. Wowk in Smithers

HCBC Executive Director, Lisa Laycock enjoying Nelson

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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Meet Maizie


hen we choose to partner with a mule we form a deep and rewarding bond, which can often last for your lifetime. This is because mules are known for a long life span, typically 30 to 40 years. It was reported in March 2019, the world’s oldest mule, who had been living in Ireland, died at 56. This shows that when well-cared for they can surpass the average. The Alberta Donkey and Mule Club is proud to have an active equine member that has reached the age of 35 this year. Maizie was raised by the Amish in Kentucky. She is from a Standardbred-Tennessee Walker mare and a mammoth jack. In 1990, at the age of 6, she had the luck of coming to live with Mogens Nielsen and his wife Irene Morck near Spruce View Alberta. They all moved to Falkland BC in 2005. Maizie is now loved by another generation of riders and is happy to take kids trail riding around to neighbours with the six other mules from her farm. It’s been a busy life for Maizie. She competed in Spruce Meadows’ TELUS Battle of the Breeds for 10 years, including 2008, the year that Team Mule won the overall Battle trophy. Maizie has been in countless horse and mule shows and in many parades including the Calgary Stampede parade. She has won many, many ribbons in trail and driving classes, and has been on countless mountain trail rides. Her extremely loud bray is legendary.

Irene behind on Bartina, Mogens on Lynne. Our nephew’s daughters, Brielle Nielsen (age 7) on Maizie, and Kalina Nielsen (age 9) on Jessie. Taken August, 2019. Photo by Kevin Nielsen. Mogens and Irene and their dog Dixie, pulled by Maizie in the Falkland Parade, May Long Weekend 2017. Photo by Linda Smith.

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Armstrong Enderby Riding Club

By Lauri Meyers


nd that’s a wrap folks! The 2019 Show season for the AERC is officially over. Our September show saw over 30 riders and horses participate in our final show for the 2019 show year. A nice addition this year was the impromptu prizes sponsored by a couple local businesses and were awarded at each show for Sportsmanship. Some of the prizes were Reins, Number holders and Gift buckets. Thank you to our ‘anonymous’ businesses. Our year-end Awards Banquet is November 16. Doors open at 5pm with dinner at 6 and awards at 7. Contact Sheryl on our Facebook page regarding what pot luck dish to bring. It’s never too early or too late to become a Sponsor for the Armstrong Enderby Riding Club. Sponsorship gets you: a linked logo on our website, logo on our show bills, Facebook and acknowledgment at our shows. We will be looking for Sponsors for our High Point Awards in 2020. Email for more information Stay tuned next month for our 2020 Show dates and the Board of Directors for next year. Watch Facebook and our website for updates

Peachland High School Rodeo Highlights!


n October 4-6, the PRC hosted our 12th Annual High School Rodeo. We had great entries with 67 high school and junior high competitors from as far north as Quesnel and as far south as Courtenay on Vancouver Island! Competition started on Friday morning with a Small Bore Shooting event held at the Summerland Sportsman’s Association Shooting Range. Six high school competitors and one junior high competitor took part in two rounds of different target shoots and when all was complete our own Peachland cowgirl (and National Finals qualifier) Shenelle Neyedli finished ahead of all shooters in both go-rounds! All remaining competitions were held at the Peachland Riding Club grounds. Friday continued with Cutting Horse, Reined Cow Horse Competitions and the Queen Event. Events over the weekend included Barrel Racing, Roping events, Steer Wrestling and some Bull Riding. The competition, sportsmanship and talented horsemanship from these young athletes was phenomenal. This was the last rodeo on the fall circuit and at the end of the weekend All Around Champions were declared. Junior Girls All Around Champion buckle was won by Isabella King from Vernon and the Junior Boys All Around Champion buckle was presented to Corben Marchiel from Salmon Arm. In the High School Division, the All Around Cowgirl award went to Taya Hamming from Vernon, winning a trophy buckle and a $250 Larry Chevallier Memorial Scholarship. The High School All Around Cowboy Champion was Carson Payton from Monte Creek, winning a buckle and for the fourth year in a row, was awarded a $250 Larry Chevallier Memorial Scholarship; so Carson has won $1000 in scholarship money at the Peachland High School Rodeo alone!! Another $300 Okanagan Rodeo Club scholarship was presented to past Peachland Riding Club and High School Rodeo member Ali Lantz from Oliver. Over the years, our Okanagan Rodeo Club Scholarship Fund has paid out $4600 in scholarships. The Larry Chevallier Memorial Scholarship will have paid competitors over $4000 when the final 24 • november 2019


By Sandy Chevallier

cheques are released to the recipients upon graduation. We also had some injuries this weekend, so we truly appreciate the quick efforts of our emergency medical people on hand. One bull rider and one roper ended up in emergency with serious concussions! Both were wearing helmets and our bull rider had a safety vest on as well. We are grateful they are both recovering and will be back ready for competition at the spring rodeos! The PRC and Rodeo Committee want to thank the community (and neighbouring properties) for great support of these awesome kids and family events throughout the season. Happy trails.

Carson Payton

Isabella King

Taya Hamming

Corbin Marchiel

Our shooters!

Pony Club Dressage & Show Jumping Championships 2019 By Amanda Smith


ony Club members came together at Thunderbird Show Park on September 21-22 to compete in the BC Lower Mainland Dressage & Show Jumping Championships. Some of the highlights of Dressage day were the single freestyle and Pas de Deux events, doing choreographed rides to music and in full costume. Especially notable were Pas de Deux winners “Top Guns” Goose and Maverick (Ainsley Mazur and Paige Kennedy from Campbell Valley Pony Club) who flew their jet horses around the ring in synchronized formation. The Starter Freestyle class Champion was Anneliese Hind (Alouette

Pony Club), whose routine was inspired by the Disney movie, “Brave,” and dressed up as Princess Merida. Rising Stars also ran a concurrent show. Congratulations to champion Claire Carmichael (Vancouver Pony Club) and reserve champion Hadley Jack (Alouette Pony Club) for winning entries to the Pacific Regional Dressage Championships for their achievements in the Rising Stars competition. Show Jump classes ranged from ground poles to 1.10m jumpers, culminating with Medals Rounds that are judged on the rider’s equitation over a jumper type course and a flat and gymnastics phase, with points gained over the 3 phases scored cumulatively. The Champion of the 3’ National Medals Qualifier, a large class, was Alex Niu (Vancouver Pony Club). The winner of this class qualifies to attend National Show Jump Championships. Our younger riders also had the opportunity

Above: Top Guns! Right: Anneliese Hind Below: Show attendees to compete in a Mini Medals class at 2’6”. Many prizes and ribbons were given out at the awards ceremony, including for categories like turnout and sportsmanship, with the latter being won by Quinn Wrayton (Campbell Valley Pony Club) and Zohra Khawaja (Alouette Pony Club). Thank you to all the sponsors, judges and volunteers that made the show run so smoothly. It could not have been done without you!! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram under BCLM Pony Club.

Princeton Riding Club - Autumn 2 Phase Horse Show


Mikhaela Perez Bakalos

Stephanie Antonick

Wyette Antonick

Jayleigh Cobb

Emily Seminoff

rinceton Riding Club (PRC) held an awesome 2-day, 2-phase Show on September 21-22. There were 41 classes, 7 divisions, in which we had 47 riders, giving all their best. Our judges were Mary Ellen Laidlaw and Merilee Walden. A huge THANK YOU to both judges - a job well done. Saturday was a full day with 41 classes from poles on the ground to 3’ jumps, as well as a trail class. We finished off the day with a potluck social dinner - the food was amazing! It was a great way to relax and unwind. Sunday was dressage test day. It was so popular that we had to set up a 2nd dressage ring to accommodate all the entries! We got to show off our new dressage ring, to which we had great reviews on. Mary Ellen Laidlaw was judging in Dressage ring 1 and Merilee Walden judged in Dressage ring 2. It was fantastic and went as smooth as butter. A big thank you to all our sponsors: Everything Pets, Cascade Veterinary Clinic, Princeton Wood Preserve, Princeton Dental, Eagle Forest Products, Edge Wholesale Direct in Aldergrove, Country Feeds in Aldergrove, Alfatec, Equine Dynamint in Chilliwack, Nag Bags, Watertec in Langley and Riva's Remedies, who all helped support our shows. Also a BIG thank you to the volunteers,

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Our GREAT volunteers!!!! november 2019


Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse By Kristy Coulter From the October issue... This is a mold to form a brick of butter or a butter press. Congratulations to: Gurina Lund, Chase BC Faye Gustafson, Merritt BC Susan Jaeger, Pickardville AB Virginia Wasiecko, Smith AB Berniece Yeadon, South Langley BC Walter Furlong, Strathcona County AB Cheryl Perssini on Treasure leading the way


his year the Alberta Walking Horse Association once again had their wind-up ride in Donalda AB. This was on September 21-22, in conjunction with the Willie Bronze Poker Rally, always well-organized with amazing scenery along well-marked trails. These fall trail rides are a great time to work on (or video) your trail levels within the CRTWH Training Levels Challenge. If you already do a lot of trail riding with your Canadian Tennessee Walker, you could probably pass all three levels in no time. Trail Level One takes a bit of videoing to show that your mount can be ridden through gates, over bridges, through mud and down a hill, to name a few of the challenges on the list. These are all things we normally encounter out on the trail anyway. The tasks on the Trail Level One list are great to try with your horse and see if there is something the two of you need to work on. And if not, start videoing! For Trail Level Two there is only a small amount of videotaping to do. You must show that you can Tanya McDonald and Bailey with put on a coat, read a map and eat or drink while some members of the CRTWH in the mounted. You must keep a record of five rides of at background least 5 kms long that you have ridden with one or more friends. Have one of your riding buddies sign beside each ride. That’s it for Trail Level Two! I found Trail Level Three to be the easiest, and I believe I used the Donalda Poker Rally back in 2015 for my Level Three. For this one you just have to complete a ride of at least 15 kms with a variety of terrain. It must be an organized ride. I find Poker Rallies to be good rides for Trail Level Three, but an Endurance Ride or Competitive Trail would work as well. You must have documentation, which is easy to get if you do an Endurance or TRAC ride. I used a Poker Rally, so I wrote down the date, location, name of the Poker Rally and the number of kms on a sheet of paper. I then had five of the people I rode with that day sign my sheet as witnesses. If you are interested in doing the Trail Levels with your Canadian Tennessee Walker, you can check out our website at There is a lot of support for anyone wanting to do any of our Programs, which include the Kristy, Josie, Wayne, Tanya, Program For Excellence and The Debbie and Lisa Ride/Drive/ALT Program as well as the Training Levels Challenge I described above. If you are not sure where to start, follow us on Facebook and reach out to our members. We are always ready to give you a helping hand. 26 • november 2019


From the September issue... The railway tongs date back to the early 1900s. They were used for moving the tracks. Submitted by Len Taylor of Armstrong BC. Congratulations to: Gurina Lund, Chase BC George Jaeger, Pickardville AB Hans Leuenberger, Houston BC Anne Stiles, Oliver BC Randy Fielder, Rock Creek BC

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BC Ag Expo Report

By Dani Noble


he 2019 BC Ag Expo (Horse Division) held September 27-30 in Barriere BC was amazing to say the least! With 40 riders this year, 35 of them 4-H members, totaling 8 clubs, we had a successful show full of smiles, laughter and 4-H family fun!!! The atmosphere at a 4-H show is beyond amazing! It’s a feeling that you can’t find just anywhere! We thank our sponsors for continuing to donate to our division, the Expo in general and always believing in our youth and the 4-H program. The kids got to go home with ribbons, trophies and prize money for every class! Thank you to our judge Robbie Kershaw from Prince George and Darcey Woods (trail judge) from Barriere who did fantastic. This show is one you don’t want to miss! Mark your calendar 4-H horse members for September 25-28, 2020 and we hope to see you next year!

Cariboo Driving Trials


he Cariboo Trails Mirror Image Driving Trial was held September 21-22 at the Huber Farm in 70 Mile House BC. The event was hosted by the Cariboo Country Carriage Club, a Chapter of BC Carriage Driving Society. The show was sanctioned by Equine Canada and required a Bronze Equine Canada Sports License. There was $200 prize money for Overall Training and Preliminary. The Judge was Elisa Marocchi and the TD was Dennis Huber.

A few of the hard working volunteers

By Brenda Soeder | Photos by Janine Payne and Brenda Soeder

Overall Results were as follows: Training: 1st - Eric Sdoutz and Fergus 2nd - Ken Huber and Ghost 3rd - Rachael Sdoutz and Indy 4th - Karen Greenlees and Maple 5th - Peter Van Genne and Martini & Simmi

Thirteen hitches were entered and everyone said they enjoyed the show despite the weather changes endured by both competitors and volunteers. Thanks to all for a Great Show Experience!

Preliminary: 1st - Marion Roman and Charlie 2nd - Michele Davis-Ralston and Blondie 3rd - Jana Lutz and Tammy 4th - Chrystal Baxter and Kizmet 5th - Mary Rossman and Heazer

Peter Von Genne with Martini and Simmi

Eric Sdoutz and Fergus

Marion Roman and Charlie november 2019


Interior Cutting Horse Association


he ICHA had their year-end Awards Banquet on September 21 at Sue and Jerry Rath’s in Kamloops. It was a great evening of socializing, awards and a fabulous catered dinner. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for making the cutting season a success. We especially want to thank our sponsors! Dr. David & Rebecca Ciriani Probyn Motors Inc Paton & Martin Veterinary Services Ed Hurd Zappone Aggregate Processors Vision Quest - Tom Danyk RV Doctor - AJ Rosseel Armstrong Veterinary Clinic - Stefan Schwieger The Little Yellow Pill - Lynne Lucas

By Carol Schepp

Dr. Dale & Marilyn Henry Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic Troy Fischer Silverworks Buckle Winners: Open - Lee Poncelet 10K Horse Open - Jerry Rath 750 Horse - Kevin Bennett 10K Non Pro - Carol Schepp Green Horse - Kevin Bennett Ranch Horse - Sheryl Wurtz Amy Babcock Non Pro - Campbell Garrard Youth - Greta Wurtz 350 Rider - Amy Babcock 750 Rider - Greta Wurtz 2500 Rider - Sandra Rhodes Nervous Novice - Barbie Multan Never Won A Buckle - Amy Babcock Top Horse 2019 - Im A Genuine Player - Jerry Rath Top Rider 2019 - Greta Wurtz

BC Cutting Horse Association

Top Rider - Greta Wurtz (Presented by Ken Hartley (l) and Lee Poncelet)

Barbie Multan

By Cheri Smeeton | Photos Janice Reiter Photography



nother season of cutting has come to an end with our last show of the year being held September 14-15 at the Highland Valley Arena in Logan Lake BC. Thank you Kaylan and Jennifer Eek and the Mullin family for hosting this event for us. This show offered two Derby classes along with our weekend classes and had a total of $6,800 in Added Money. High score for the weekend in the Open 4 Yr Old was Rh Pepto Driven owned by Ventures Reid Equity, shown by Travis Rempel. The 4 Yr Old Non-Pro high score was Spotted In Red owned and ridden by Colin van den Brink. The BCCHA would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors whose contributions help the club to host its shows and events. We would also like to show our appreciation to our Show Secretary Barb Stuart, our Videographer Jackie Scheepbouwer and our official Show Photographer Janice Reiter for working our shows and making it all happen for everyone. Great job ladies! Remember our AGM and Banquet will be held on November 9 at the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, 1250 Rogers Way in Kamloops BC. We hope to see everyone out to the AGM with their suggestions to make for a better year in 2020. We are very optimistic about the future of BCCHA. All we need is everyone to work together as we celebrate the wonderful sport of cutting.

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Brent Stewart & Cattin Dually owned by Rob Kuiper

Charli Wurtz & Sonitas Colonel Pep

Colin van den Brink & Spotted In Red

Haley Stradling & Swampware Greta Wurtz & San Taris Dual Oak

Kaylan Eek & Little Fashonista

Travis Rempel & Rpl Smart Ruby Rey owned by Dwight & Kathi Fisher

Vintage Riders Equestrian Club …for the love of horses!

By Simonne Rempel


o wrap up the summer, we organized an annual trip to 7 Half Diamond Ranch in beautiful Merritt BC. The ranch is situated amongst grasslands and aspen groves. The gracious hosts of the ranch offered our members accommodation in a handmade log home with all the amenities and individual paddocks for their horses. It is truly, a home away from home. The 5 days were spent riding the endless trails and exploring new ones. We enjoyed good friendship and fabulous food. As they say, “What happens at the ranch, stays at the ranch.” At our September meeting, Darcy Henkel spoke to us about Working Equitation. We had a clinic with her in the spring and this was a nice way to recap the specifics of this new discipline. We are looking forward to our October meeting when we will learn more about trailering safety. Our AGM is on November 19. This is our year-end when we celebrate what we have learned and accomplished over the past year and make plans for the future. Vintage Riders Equestrian Club …for the love of horses! We are a gathering of horse enthusiasts within the Fraser Valley. Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome. We meet every 3rd Tuesday in Fort Langley to enjoy fellowship and a speaker and host a variety of clinics. Find us on Facebook at Vintage Riders Equestrian Club – public, email:

Langley Riders Society


2019 Upcoming Events: Gina Allan Clinic Trailering Safety AGM – November 19th Christmas Party Our visit to 7 Half Diamond Ranch

By Bethany Hill | Photos courtesy of RGM Photography

ongratulations to everyone who participated in the August Games Day and thank you to all the volunteers that made the day a success.

August High Point Winners: George Burns - Bonnie Proctor Jack Benny - Kate Mumford and Heidi Verheyden Senior - Chrissy Paquette Intermediate - Breanna Cruz Junior - Alex Harvey Tiny Mite - Kylie Barnes Lead Line - Abby Paquette, Evelyn Paquette, Toby Austen September Jumping Show High Point results: Tiny mite: Up to 2'0 - Evee Hockley Tiny mite: Over 2'0 - Alexis Tubbs Junior: Up to 2'0 - Grace Whittome Junior: Over 2'0 - Ryan Springman Intermediate: Up to 2'0 - Trey White Intermediate: Over 2'0 - Paige Gibson Senior: Up to 2'0 - Molly Minkler Senior: Over 2'0 - Jill Sterkenburg

Sarah Springman

Kate Mumford

Jenny Barnes

Prizes from the LRS Barrel Race, Point chaser series

A big thank you to all the directors, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, and parents that made this 2019 season at Langley Riders such a successful one. We are busy getting ready for our year-end Awards Banquet, hope to see you there! Cheyenne Grindrod november 2019


Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association ď„ By Mellissa Buckley Annual General Meeting November 20th 2019, start time 7pm at the Lions Hall in Fort Langley. We have lots of room at the table for past and present members. With a few of our active directors and volunteers moving out of the area, we are looking forward to welcoming new faces at our table! We invite you to step up to the board or committees to help keep our Quarter Horse industry ticking along. LMQHA Members at Level 1 Championships We had a great representation of LMQHA members at the rescheduled 2019 Level 1 Championships in Las Vegas in September. Although the rest of our competing LM members had competed there before, it was the first time for Mary Ratz Zachanowiz and her mare Dynamic Grace Is Good, under the guidance of LM President Mellissa Buckley. They had a very successful show earning a Reserve Championship, 2 Bronzes, several top 5s and top 10s in Hunter Under Saddle, Eq, Showmanship, Trail and Horsemanship and was finalist in all classes entered! Her barnmate, Andy Hellqvist, with his horse Blazing Hot Money had a great show also earning several top 10s and finalist honors. The duo competed in Western Riding, Trail, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding and HUS. He was also interviewed by AQHA for an article after he came out of his Western Riding awards presentation. Was so cool to have 2 LM members singled out for articles, if you get a chance and would like to read them they are on Their other barnmate competing under Mellissa's guidance was Pia Petersen and her big gelding Thumb Moxie. In spite of battling a flu, the pair earned top 10s and finalist honors in their classes also! They competed in HUS, Eq and Horsemanship. Pia handed over her gelding's lead shank for Jeremy Buckley to try his hand at showing Showmanship as well. Tamara Jameson returned to the Level 1 Championships for her 3rd trip, but her first with her young gelding Unanswered Prayerz. She was also interviewed by AQHA for an article, it is a great read! She is off to a promising start with her fella, earning a Championship in Halter along with great placings as well as being finalists in her western events. They showed in Halter, WP, Horsemanship, Showmanship and Trail. Barnmate Haley Russell and Blazin Hot and Sheik also made the trek to Vegas and had a fun and successful showing competing in HUS, Eq, WP, Trail, Horsemanship, Showmanship and Western Riding. The duo earned top 10s and finalist honors. Congratulations, you all represented our little club so well and made us so proud!!!

Andy Hellqvist

Jeremy Buckley


Mary Ratz Zachanowiz

Pia Petersen

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association President: Mellissa Buckley,, 604-729-6616 Website: Visit our Facebook page

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Haley Russell. Photo by Devon Smith.

Tamara Jameson. Photo by Devon Smith.

The Back Country Horsemen of BC Chilcotin 2019 Packing Adventure By Lisa Galinov & Richard Christenson, North Thompson Chapter of BCHBC


he South Chilcotin Mountains and Big Creek Parks are backcountry heaven. Situated on the east side of the Coast Mountains, the landscape ranges from sunsoaked valleys dotted with meadows all the way to high alpine plateaus and mountains over 3000m. With winding trails in most of the drainages connected by alpine passes it would seem to be made for exploring on horseback. Our little group departed on Wednesday, August 7 for 8 days. Lisa and Norm with their four Canadian horses and Richard with his three Quarter Horses gave us a total of 4 packhorses for comfortable camps, and dog Jessie kept watch over everyone. We travelled from the North Thompson to Lillooet and then west on the beautiful and winding Carpenter Lake Rd. before finding our way to the Tyaughton Rec Site that was our trailhead. Relay Creek FSR is not passable by truck and horse trailer – don’t even try it: we did that for you. The next morning we departed with our destination the old Gang Ranch Relay cabin, 24 km travel. This cabin has been wellmaintained and is in very good condition. Day one was warm with clear skies and unexpected excitement as my lead horse Diesel had a heart-stopping incident when a very wet steep narrow section of trail gave way under him. His rear feet slid down the bank and as he struggled to climb back up we went over backwards and rolled a couple of times coming to rest against a downed tree. I had slipped off as he went over and luckily there was no injury to either of us in the soft and muddy ground. Continuing on we reached the cabin and enjoyed an easy summer evening while the horses grazed in the abundant meadows. As we toasted our first day we watched a black bear amble across the grassy hill 200m above us. Next morning, again with clear skies we headed for Graveyard cabin, another historic Gang Ranch camp only 15km away over the low pass at Twin Lakes. The valley gets its name from the First Nations graves found nearby from a battle years ago. Sadly, the cabin itself is starting to collapse and won’t survive too many more winters. Here we

got to enjoy the full scope of mountain weather with drizzle and then a ferocious thunderstorm delivering biblical rainfall with hail followed by sunshine highlighting dramatic cloudscapes. With rain the next day too we relaxed in camp, read and napped, our only visitor a large wolf that inspected us from a safe distance. On our way once more we trekked to Siwash Meadows, our route being up and over Little Graveyard pass, a moderate climb with good trail and down into Little Paradise valley followed by a longer traverse up Davidson Ridge, just over 2300m elevation. This was followed by the descent into Manson Creek drainage leading us to Tyaughton Creek. This is quite the drop in elevation and we walked the horses across a 30 degree scree slope and steeply down into the timber before mounting again: some 650m down in just 3 km. After 24km we were glad to see Siwash Meadows camping with the creek at our backs, trees for shelter and good grazing right in front of us. Being at the crossroads of Tyaughton Creek and Deer Pass trails this is a popular mountain bike area as well. During our 2 day stay just over 40 passed through; all ages and with international representation! But it was getting time to turn back towards home and thus we climbed back up into the Manson Creek drainage and over Davidson Ridge, a hard climb. A little extra climbing allowed us to avoid most of the sidehill scree and cresting the ridge the Little Paradise valley opened up before us. It deserves its name. However the trail was wet and muddy with plenty of blowdown in the northern sections. Some we could bypass, others needed chainsaw work and we were very glad we had one along. By the time we made Relay Cabin everyone, including Jessie, was plenty tired. From there we retraced our first day’s tracks back to the trucks, where clean clothes and a soft bed were waiting. Funny thing: tired as we were, we dreamed of the views up in the alpine, on a strong and steady horse and wondering how soon we could be back.

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President: Brian Wallace,, 250-569-2324 Vice President: Rose Schroeder,, 604-854-1245 • Vice President: Scott Walker • Vice President: Verna Houghtaling Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, - 250-832-1596 • Secretary: Lisa Galanov,, 250-672-0099 Past President: Ybo Plante,, 250-361-6290

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DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. 11/20 INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 7/20 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VET Clinic 250-374-1486 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Robert Mulligan, Heather Pedersen 4/20 OKANAGAN EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM,


WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, 7/20

Specializing in Mountain Trail, De-Spook and Horsemanship Clinics

ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL Williams Lake 250-392-5510 / Quesnel 250-747-3053 Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan, Meier, Ree 2/20


JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses®, 1-888-533-4353 9/20 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLEs (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 6/20

Well pumps Serving BC’s Interior for over 50 years GENERATION Pump Co.

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your listing should be here year round Starting at just $250 per year (for 12 issues). Plus we can add a link on our web site for only $50 per year!

Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info

Stallions & Breeders 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 8/20

SUNSET RIDGE RANCH km 408 N Klondike Highway, Yukon, 867-332-8832. SS: APHA Leo's Bar Yazhi (homozygous) offspring for sale, 2/20

FOOTNOTE FARM FJORDS (Langley BC), 778-822-3276, Registered imported performance lines 3/20

SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style 12/19

Old Baldy Ranch (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, 12/19

WILDWOOD RANCHES Reg’d Quarter Horses (OK Falls, BC) 250-497-8452 SS: Standing an own son of Frenchmans Guy. 3/20

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On The Market (Private Sale) The Peruvian Horse

Peruvian Paso Horses

We Have the Blues!

Ringstead Ranch, one of Canada’s Largest breeders, now have locations in both Chase, BC and Cayley, AB.

To learn more about this beautiful & unique breed of horse, and for a complete Sales List, please visit our website.

2020 Foals will be available sired by:


LBJ Sierras Blue Te | AQHA Blue Roan and his son AW Blue Fire N Te | AQHA Blue Roan Aaron & Colleen Wangler 250-843-7337 (Dawson Creek BC)

The smoothest riding horse in the world! For Pleasure, Trail, Show, Work... Discover the versatile Peruvian Horse at! 403-860-9763

9/20 7/18

6/20 3/17

your ad could be here

2010 Amber Champagne AQHA Stallion Peppy San Badger, Hollywood Dun It

Only $60

2007 Sooty Dunalino AQHA Stallion; Sugar Bar, Hollywood Jac 86 2008 Homozygous Black Tobiano APHA

Horses for Sale/Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-6514 12/19

Visit for more Information on this Incredible Breed!

Or Less


Rural Roots REALTORS Your ad could be here ADS ONLY $85 OR LESS SEE PAGE 4 FOR CONTACT INFO November 2019


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Round Bale Feeder

Full Board $325 monthly (3 feedings p/day) Daily/Nightly/Weekly Group or Individual Paddocks with Shelters Individual Feed Program Box Stalls, Wash Stall, Heated Tack Room 90 x 200 all purpose Western/English Arena 110 x 200 Jumping Arena, Round Pen Lessons, Conditioning TRAINERS WELCOME 15 minutes from downtown Vernon  250-309-2384 Coldstream, BC 


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Leather & Stitches Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles


~ Harness ~ Farrier Supplies ~ Horse/Pet Supplies & Feeds ~ Sure Crop Feed Dealer Deep Creek General Store

The Leather Lady Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 12/19


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29571 Fraser Hwy., Abbotsford, BC

604 856 1988 • 1 877 856 1988

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HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 2/20

Wanted WANTED – ONE STANDARDBRED OR THOROUGHBRED STALLION, 16HH, 15 years or older, black preferred. Will provide a good rehab home. 403-330-1580 (Fort Macleod AB)

By Linda Tellington-Jones with Mandy Pretty

Training & Retraining Horses the Tellington Way Starting Right or Starting Over with Enlightened Methods and Hand-On Techniques IF phrases like “Honoring the Mind, Body and Spirit of the horse through your language, actions and intentions create some truly amazing results in our horses,” “When stress is kept at a low level, learning can take place,” and “Teaching the horse to use both sides of his body and brain is an excellent preparation for work under saddle where he will be expected to listen to the right and left leg, seat and rein” speak to you this is the book for you. IF you are thinking of sending your horse to be started under saddle, no matter which discipline, and prepare him to be ready to learn which will make his time with the trainer easier and potentially less expensive, this is the book for you. IF you have found holes in your horse’s education – he doesn’t stand to be mounted, is not confident enough to go out alone, has difficulties with his right canter lead, is difficult to catch, does not stop in balance … this is the book for you. IF you want to enhance and strengthen your relationship with

your horse, this is the book for you. Every horse deserves the right start - every horse deserves a second chance, with this book you can give it to them. Linda Tellington-Jones is an internationally recognized equine expert working with horses and riders of all different disciplines and levels from backyard horses to Olympic athletes. She has written over 20 books on training and understanding animals that have been translated into 15 different languages. Her co-writer and niece Mandy Pretty is a local Vernon BC trainer who has been immersed in the world of horses and conscious training since she could walk. Available at or through The Icelandic Horse Farm, Lavington BC 1-800-255-2336. Introductory offer $44.95 Cdn (303 pages) includes free DVD Solving Problems from the Ground or Solving Problems Under Saddle.

What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2020 Events?? Let us know – this is a FREE service for non-profit events. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE:

Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567,


1-3 2 2 6-10

COURSE 1: LEADERSHIP & PARTNERSHIP, Langley BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, PUB NIGHT FUNDRAISER, Peachland BC, Calista 250-899-0830,, YEAR-END BANQUET, Peachland BC, Calista 250-899-0830,, FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL, Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton AB, contact Northlands 1-888-800-7275

8-10 3 L’s HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Langley BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, 15 HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN CHARITY BANQUET, Spall Golf Course, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922, or see our Facebook page 19 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB AGM, Fort Langley BC, 29-30 BLACK FRIDAY SALE, Diamond H Tack, Kelowna BC, 1-877-762-5631,

More dates at

Do you have your 2020 dates booked yet? Send them in (required format only, as above) – our readers want to know! Remember, we can only fit so many in the magazine, but we print them ALL on our website! November 2019




*Dealer may sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Prices, payments and models featured throughout may vary by dealer. Some restrictions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offers valid only at participating dealers in Canada and are subject to change, cancellation or extension at any time without notice or obligation. For all offers: taxes, applicable fees (including, but not limited to, governmental environmental fees, administration fees, set-up fees, dealer fees, and delivery fees), insurance and registration are extra. Freight is included. Dealer order/ trade may be necessary. The minimum down payment of 10% required for financing offers on tractors. Specifications and features shown in this ad are based on the latest available information at the time of publication. Although descriptions are believed to be correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. We reserve the right to make changes at any time, without notice or obligation, specifications, accessories, materials, models, prices, payments and other information. Financing offer or cash discount available. BX1880TV with an MSRP of $13,209.77 financed at 0% APR equals $155.00 per month for 72 Months $2,049.77 down payment required. With an additional discount of $500. Cost of borrowing is $1,886.82 for a total obligation of $13,209.77. The cash discount will be deducted from the price before taxes; and (ii) may not be combined with special lease and finance rates offered by Kubota as part of a low rate interest program. All advertised finance rates are special rates. Cash Discount offers to take place at the time of purchase and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Offer valid until November 30, 2019. See your participating Kubota dealer or visit for details.Â

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